Posts tagged ‘scale’

February 10, 2014

Are you bikini ready?

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Now, being in a bikini may not be a goal of yours, but feeling comfortable in your own skin probably is. So, what are you doing to achieve these goals? I normally tell you to step away from the scale…it messes with your head, fluctuates daily, and can impede your progress if you focus solely on that. However, I have found a new scale that I am ADDICTED to and I have to share it with you. So, as you may remember from a previous blog, I have a FitBit, which I am also addicted to. It tracks my activity level as well as my sleep. Well on the app there is place to input your weight. So instead of adding it manually I now have a Withings Health Mate scale, which automatically syncs with my FitBit. It tells me my weight, my body fat percentage, my resting heart rate, and the quality of the air in the room it is in (they recommend you put your scale in your bedroom since air quality matters when getting quality sleep). The actual number on the scale is not what I care about..whether it says 142 or 146, I don’t care as I look good and feel good and know I trained hard. But I like the consistency of tracking the daily fluctuation as well as the body fat percentage and RHR. Put that in with my daily steps, activity level, and sleep and I feel like I am really getting to track my overall fitness and health to lead me to an optimal me. And, if I do just that, I am already on my way to that bikini body! To find out more about the Withings Health Mate , click the link below:

 

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March 12, 2013

Throw away your scale

Throw away your scale! You heard me, I am not even joking with you. Our obsession, especially females with seeing a specific number on the scale is alarming. The fact of the matter is I always weight the MOST when I am at my tiniest. I repeat…I weight the MOST when I am in the best shape. So what if that magic number appears on the scale if your clothes  fit tight and you are winded when you walk up a flight of stairs. 

 

So let’s start talking about non-scale victories and how you are going to gauge and measure your goals without stepping on the  scale. I know, you are thinking, but its what I do every morning naked after I go to the bathroom (I know all the tricks you try)…but trust me…this will be a liberating experience for you. 

 

1. Measurements….take your measurements. Get a good old fashioned measuring tape out and write out your measurements. Go back monthly and see the difference or the lack their of. 

2. Before and after photos….a photo is worth a thousand words right?! And often we can’t gauge change in ourself because we look in the mirror everyday. But when you see two pictures side by side you can see even the smallest and tiniest changes in your body. 

3. How do your clothes feel….seriously this is one of my favorites. I can immediately feel when I am a little out of whack by the way my jeans fit around my waist and butt. Clothes fitting looser…celebrate!

 

I don’t want you to be a prisoner to the scale. I am 140 lbs, and proud of it. Imagine if I felt like I needed to see that magic number on the scale…I would either be too skinny or lacking a whole lot of muscle. Why? Because for my height and my athletic build, 125 isn’t the right number. 

 

Does this make sense? Are you willing to do this?Can you do this? Hide the scale for 30 days if you can’t throw it away…liberate yourself and work on your results and celebrate those non scale victories!Image